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Mark Walker, a member of the House GOP leadership team, said Thursday that Michigan Rep. Justin Amash should be stripped of his committee seats now that he is leaving the Republican Party. Amash announced his departure in a Washington Post op-ed Thursday.
“Amash left the @freedomcaucus now he’s leaving the @GOP. The @HouseGOP never left @justinamash – we simply ran out of space for his ego. However, we should make sure he leaves Conference and his committee,” Walker tweetedThursday. Walker is vice chairman of the House Republican Conference, which sets party policy.
The article goes on to state the following:
Amash holds a seat on the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee, which has investigative powers over government activities. He serves on its subcommittees for civil rights and national security.
Amash left the @freedomcaucus now he’s leaving the @GOP. The @HouseGOP never left @justinamash – we simply ran out of space for his ego. However, we should make sure he leaves Conference and his committee.
— Rep. Mark Walker (@RepMarkWalker) July 4, 2019
Today, I’m declaring my independence.https://t.co/4e5TeVtGRK
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) July 4, 2019
GOP leader calls for Justin Amash to be stripped of committee seat https://t.co/sQzEQQPqqj (Washington Examiner)
— U.S. House News (@USHouseNews) July 4, 2019
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